updated 04:00 pm EDT, Mon September 29, 2008
BlackBerry Storm photos
Official promotional photos of the highly-anticipated Blackberry Storm smartphone have been leaked over the weekend, showing the home screen and confirming some of its specifications and that it will be available exclusively at Verizon Wireless. The RIM handset's large 3.25-inch, 480x360 touchscreen shows the menu will have eight shortcut buttons, with one dedicated to Verizon's VZ Navigator application.
The photos also cement the fact the phone will include a 3.2-megapixel camera. A different shade of black on the battery cover suggests it is not made of the same material as the rest of the phone, perhaps plastic as opposed to stainless steel.
While other features are not visible in the photos, it has been previously reported that the phone will include support for both CDMA and GSM networks, along with 3G data network compatibility. The touchscreen keys will confirm inputs via haptic feedback. Verizon's Visual Voice Mail will also be accessible on the handset. [via Crackberry.com]